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If you are using Agile practices in your projects, or your organization is adopting Agile approaches to project management, PMI’s PMI-ACPSM certification may be right for you.
By becoming a PMI-ACP you can:
Why an Agile certification?
Many project professionals are seeing a demand for Agile practices in a variety of industries and organizations, and are eager to learn and apply them. Organizations, too, are seeing value in using Agile practices to deliver projects more quickly, with less wasted labor and costs due to misunderstood or ill-defined requirements.
PMI research revealed:
Who should apply?
Practitioners who are seeking to:
PMI-ACP exam preparation
To earn the PMI-ACP certification, you must meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMI-ACP examination, a 120-question, multiple-choice test.
Regardless of your experience and education, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam. Successful candidates will typically use multiple study aids including courses, self-study and study groups.
Tips to help you prepare for the exam
The Agile pilot program
If you want to be one of the first practitioners to earn the new PMI-ACP certification, you’ll need to apply to the Agile certification pilot program. It’s open to any project management practitioner who meets the eligibility requirements. You do not need to be a PMI member to participate.
Applications for the pilot will be available on 23 May 2011, as we develop this new certification for release later this year. Find out more about the pilot program, including eligibility requirements .
Although primarily targeted towards project professionals interested in achieving the PMI Agile Certification, this course is not just for project managers. It is an effective primer for anyone who will be closely involved with teams adopting Agile techniques, including Product & Program Managers, Business Owners, IT managers, or Senior Technicians.
This course will satisfy all the training requirements for the new PMI Agile Certification. After taking this course, students will have the strong foundation needed to begin preparing for the certification exam.
The course will provide a broad survey of Agile PM tools, techniques, skills, and knowledge areas. Topics covered include, but are not limited to the following:
Proposed Faculty Profile:
Dr. Srinivas Telukunta: Dr. Telukunta is a B-Tech from IIT Madras. Subsequent to that he received his MS and PhD from Cornell University and has worked for several years in Silicon Valley in various product management roles. He received his MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB) in 2009 and has been associated with Dr. Reddy Labs in a senior management role looking at various Business system initiatives related to project and portfolio management till Dec 2010. From Jan 2011, he has been working full time as a Director for Nucleus Group. He has been associated with Nucleus (Which was earlier known as Superior Technology Solutions) from 2007 as a lead consultant and corporate trainer for various management related trainings.
Dr. Telukunta is a certified PMP and is a Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt from Motorola University. He is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt from International Society for Quality (ISQ). He has many years of distinguished experience in project management, Agile methodologies, negotiation strategies, marketing techniques, collaborative work systems and IT systems. He has trained more than 1000+ mid level managers in 100+ corporations in 10+ countries till date.